光木偶戲独一无二的实验一人表演,电发光物体和木偶,为了儿童和家庭观众,UNIMA大会和世界木偶节在中国成都优秀表演奖 40分钟/1~2人/无付费行李/多达500名观众/无语)


  wordless puppet show for family audience

technique - string marionettes, giant, rod, hand and experimental puppets

duration - 40 min/ up to 500 spectators

transportation - 1-2 persons/ no paid luggage

LIGHT PUPPET SHOW - multi award-winning, funny and unpredictable wordless puppet show featuring a stunning variety innovative electro-luminous objects. Unique marionettes, giant, rod, hand and experimental puppets will entertain and delight the whole family. Nikolai Zykov is a world famous puppeteer who has performed his puppet shows in more than 40 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America and has created and has made more than 200 unique puppets. Nikolai Zykov  is an author, director, artist and performer of over 20 puppet performances which have received many international awards for innovative creativity and outstanding performing mastery, including Awards of World UNIMA Congresses.

Nikolai Zykov Theatre preserves and develops the art of puppetry based on the ancient traditions of different countries of the world by using innovative materials and technologies. Each puppet in the performance is not only a work of art, but also a new unique design. Really new, unusual and unique light puppets of Nikolai Zykov have sizes from 1 to 8 meters and are able to surprise the most demanding spectators of any age. In this show, puppets are creating right in front of the audience, catapulting adults back in childhood. This unique performance gathers full halls around the world with invariable success.

"Nikolai Zykov is one of the most important puppeteers of the world ... a master!" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.

"Nikolai Zykov is a celebrated Russian puppeteer, known for pushing the boundaries of traditional puppetry." World Performing Arts Festival, Lahore, Pakistan.

"The work Nikolai Zykov does both modern, and classical is beautiful to look at. Nikolai Zykov is definitely a National Treasure". Steven Mark Overton, USA.

"Nikolai Zykov has a variety of technical surprises that make his shows a success. Nikolai Zykov is making the step of technical development into the future." Jakob Steiner, Austria.

"...amazing, what great great puppets, excellent, original, funny, entertaining and unique." Peter Garofalo, Northampton, United Kingdom.

"The humor, elaborate sets and the virtuoso operating technique galvanizes the audience..." Tatiana Russkikh. Youth Review, Russia.

"Zykov captivates the audience by precise and majestic manipulation of his delightful and complex puppets" Festival de Bonecos, Canela, Brazil.

"...a mixture of sizes, shapes and styles, all of which are unique and fascinating to watch. This is a wonderful and somewhat unique concept." Primary Times Children's Choice Awards Review, United Kingdom.

Among the awards: "Arts Innovation" Award of the 12th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (2010), Diploma and "Excellent Show" Award of the 21th UNIMA Congress and World Puppet Festival in Chengdu (2012), "Performance Award" of Asia-Pacific UNIMA commission (2014), Award of the 4th Colombo International Theatre Festival (2015), Award "For brilliant performing mastery" of the 12th International Festival of Contemporary Puppetry in Bucharest (2016), "Outstanding Creativity" Award of Asia-Pacific UNIMA commission (2017), "Sell-out show" Laurel of Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2017).

Nikolai Zykov has performed his puppet shows more than 3500 times in more than 40 countries around the world: in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, United States, Canada, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Byelorussia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.

Author, artist,  director and performer - NIKOLAI ZYKOV

All puppets are created, designed and made by NIKOLAI ZYKOV

First presentation - May 27 2012, Chengdu (China),

Modern edition - August 5 2017, Edinburgh (UK).

"Excellent Show" Award of the 21st UNIMA  Congress and World Puppet Festival in Chengdu (China).

Award of the 4th Colombo International Theatre Festival (Sri Lanka).

Diploma of the 17th San Louis Potosi Festival del Desierto (Mexico).

Official Sell-out show Laurel of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 (UK)





Technical requirements: one microphone on the cord and a non-stop mp3 (or Audio CD) playback, the preferred stage height is 1m 10cm, depth is 4m, the curtains must be black or dark. The team provides itself with lighting equipment, for connection 220 V sockets are required on the stage.


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